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Counsel/Senior Counsel - LEG
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Grade: Unspecified
Occupations: Legal Affairs
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Job Description

Work for the IMF. Work for the World.


The Legal Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is seeking to fill a three-year Term Counsel/Senior Counsel position focusing on good governance and anti-corruption issues to meet the growing demand from the IMF membership for advice in this area. The IMF has increased its focus on good governance and anti-corruption member countries. The IMF's policy framework in this area focuses on examining governance vulnerabilities in six key governmental functions deemed most relevant to economic activity and to the mandate of the Fund, namely: (i) fiscal governance; (ii) financial sector oversight; (iii) central bank governance and operations; (iv) market regulations; (v) rule of law; and (vi) anti-money laundering and combatting of financing of terrorism (AML/CFT). In addition, the policy framework examines vulnerabilities to corruption that may arise in the design and effectiveness of a country's anti-corruption framework. The Legal Department (LEG) plays a critical role in this work, at the level of policy formulation, implementation of such policies in country-specific contexts, analytical and research work, and general outreach. This position is based at IMF headquarters in Washington, D.C. However, travel to IMF member countries is expected.

The IMF's work on promoting good governance and combatting corruption aims to provide high-quality legal advice in the context of IMF surveillance, financial assistance programs, and capacity development (CD). This position will focus, in particular, on providing advice related to anti-corruption and the rule of law. Given the cross-cutting nature of governance and corruption, collaboration with other international organizations will be a key feature of the position.


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall direction of the General Counsel and Director of the Legal Department and the direct supervision of the manager responsible for the Department’s governance and anti-corruption (GAC) work, the successful candidate will carry out the following primary duties:

  • Providing legal, policy, and operational advice and leadership on anti-corruption and rule of law issues.

  • Assisting with implementing the governance and anti-corruption policy in surveillance, financial assistance, and CD.

  • Assisting in the design, implementation, and delivery of CD modules on anticorruption and rule of law.

  • Drafting of and advising on legislation, regulations, and strategies in a broad range of areas relating to good governance and corruption.

  • Taking a lead role in the drafting of IMF policy and analytical papers, as well as other publications of the IMF on anti-corruption and rule of law issues.

  • Participating in and/or leading IMF missions and engaging in pre- and post-mission work and reviews.

  • Participating in and/or leading outreach activities, including through the organization and delivery of presentations and seminars at the premises of the IMF and/or at the invitation of member countries, multilateral organizations, CSOs, and other stakeholders.

  • Carrying out other assignments as instructed by the General Counsel or the supervisor of the GAC work.



An advanced university degree in law is required. A minimum of four years of direct experience as a lawyer working on relevant governance and corruption matters with cross-country knowledge is also required. Candidates should also possess excellent oral and written communication skills in English, very strong analytical skills, sound legal judgment, demonstrated initiative and adaptability, an ability to work with minimal supervision, excellent planning and organization skills, and a strong ability to work collaboratively with colleagues at all levels and of different cultural backgrounds and with other international organizations and stakeholders. Familiarity with the IMF's operations, prior experience working with a development organization or in a development context, supervisory experience, and additional proficiency in other languages will be a plus.


LEG Legal Department

Hiring For:

A11, A12, A13, A14

The IMF is committed to achieving a diverse staff, including age, creed, culture, disability, educational background, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, nationality, race, religion and beliefs, and sexual orientation.

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